Thomas Bittman

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Will Cisco Unify Computing?

by Tom Bittman  |  January 21, 2009  |  5 Comments

Cisco’s public blog recently announced an architectural approach they call “Unified Computing”. There’s been a lot of speculation about Cisco moving into the blade server business and so forth. I think Cisco just made clear that in their view the network may be at the center of IT, but “unifying” it with computing and storage [...]

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Data Center Executives See Clouds In Their Future

by Tom Bittman  |  December 11, 2008  |  5 Comments

More than half of large enterprise data center executives expect to get some IT services from the cloud within two years. During Gartner’s Data Center Conference in Las Vegas last week, we used electronic polling to survey the attendees on various topics. I asked several questions during my keynote. More than 1,600 attended the session, [...]

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Does Azure Imply a Cloudless Sky?

by Tom Bittman  |  October 28, 2008  |  9 Comments

Is Azure a hopeful name? An azure sky implies cloudless, doesn’t it? No question, Microsoft would like cloud computing to go away. Selling gazillions of copies of Windows and Office, not to mention mere zillions of Windows Server and Server products has been a nice business. This whole cloud idea is ruining their bright, clear, [...]

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